Transferring the critically ill patient: are we there yet?

  title={Transferring the critically ill patient: are we there yet?},
  author={Joep M. Droogh and Marije Smit and Anthony R Absalom and Jack J Ligtenberg and Jan G Zijlstra},
  booktitle={Critical care},
During the past few decades the numbers of ICUs and beds has increased significantly, but so too has the demand for intensive care. Currently large, and increasing, numbers of critically ill patients require transfer between critical care units. Inter-unit transfer poses significant risks to critically ill patients, particularly those requiring multiple organ support. While the safety and quality of inter-unit and hospital transfers appear to have improved over the years, the effectiveness of… CONTINUE READING
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